Panel Member FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions} about Paid Online Surveys
If you have questions about our e-Research-Global.com Panel or one of our e-RG/Elite Panels and how each works, from receiving online surveys to paid survey awards of money, you'll probably find the answers here.
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If your questions are not answered about our cash awards, taking surveys, please email the e-Research-GlobalTeam at email@example.com
We use the information from the completed survey panel member registration form (such as your gender, age, interest in particular products, services, geographic location, type of employment, etc.) and the client's survey sample criteria to randomly select participants (survey panel members) for every paid online survey or e-research study.
In order to research opinions people have, how they behave, or what their social status is, one usually must complete the six activities listed with short narrative below. Principally, there are two types of online social, market research and economic studies. Online surveys can be used to estimate how some group of people with certain characteristics, like age, gender, income, location, or the like think and behave. This type of research uses online survey samples and make some kind of estimate for the online population or those who are not online and is called quantitative research (uses quantities, like amount of money, education, or the like). The other type of research study is called qualitative study because it seeks to understand some social, consumer or other economic activity or phenomena. It is associated with online interviews (surveys with many branches) online focus groups, focus groups, personal histories, and uses conversational information rather than collects numerical information.
The six activities necessary to complete quantitative survey research are:
1 Research Design – Research Design is the process of developing ideas, theories, concepts and and their operationalization in terms of testable hypotheses.
2 Sampling – Sampling is the process of selecting participants (respondents or interviewees) who may fit some criteria (for example age, gender, income, state or town, have certain health problems, or use mobile phones). In order to estimate what the general population with the similar characteristics might do, think, buy, or hold what opinion, random sampling provides a method to make these estimates. For online general population the same survey sampling procedure applies.
3 Questionnaire – A questionnaire (online web survey or paper) provides the researcher with a method to collect numerical information on topics of interest. Usually, some introduction is provided so the respondent understands what the questionnaire is about and can make a decision whether they are competent to answer the questions that will be asked. Some studies, which use a questionnaire, are very short. Some can last an hour or more. Typically, online questionnaires seldom take more that 5 to 30 minutes to complete.
4 Data Collection – Data collection is the method of retrieval of the information. Online surveys usually rely on emailing panel members an invitation to participate in the survey (evite) that explains the purpose of the survey. As the member is answering the questions, the questions are being recorded at the website. Once the survey is closed, the researcher can download the data and begin data analysis.
5 Data Analysis – In order to understand, how and what the data collected relate to the theories, concepts, and hypotheses, the researcher must analyze the data to make comparisons and estimates from the data collected. The best procedure is to “run frequencies” first to find out whether the data are skewed, grouped, or otherwise fail to fit the normal curve assumption or many statistical tests. An example of a frequency is the number of persons for each age starting with the lowest age to the highest age. If the frequency data fit the normal curve, for example using a histogram, then statistics relying on the normal curve can be used. Otherwise, other methods, principally Chi-square can be used to estimate whether the data from the survey can be used to estimate the population from which the sample was taken.
6 Reporting – Once a researcher completes the analyses, a report is written to explain, interpret, and evaluate the entire study. If others unacquainted with the study are to use the study results, a factual, concise, and understandable report should be written. For more information see http://www.streamlinesurveys.com/Streamline/SurveyResearchBooks.htm for books on this topic.
For every study the survey sample (the selected participants) is a very important for representation of the survey population and overall success sometimes measured in the survey completion rate. In general, higher completion rates give more confidence in the survey results. Therefore, anytime we send you an email invitation, please try to take the survey.
This is due to email clients adding lines breaks to your email messages, causing the link to be terminated prematurely. First, try to copy and paste the entire link (without line breaks) into your browser's address bar. If you continue to have difficulty accessing the survey or e-research site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
We offer online survey and e-research services for clients who ask us to provide participants with particular characteristics they are interested in, such as gender, age, etc. Since e-Research-Global uses random sampling for selection of participants, we cannot predict when you will be asked to fill out an online web survey or participate in other types of e-research.
If you want to increase your chances of taking surveys and earning some money, go and sign up for free (no registration fee) as some other companies also doing surveys.
Try this link - Copy and Paste whole link into your web browser.
Remember, paying a registration fee usually means the company makes it money on fees not surveys. A reputable company charges no fees to sign up for surveys. If there is a company that asks you to pay, do NOT register with them.
The online surveys invitations we send you are from us for our clients who are businesses, college and university faculty, graduate students and other online survey sampling and marketing research firms. Sometimes our survey clients pay us directly and we pay you through PayPal or they pay you directly though PayPal for completing the survey.
Always be alert for Survey Scams - A Recent Example.
www.e-Research-Global.com has received a report from a valued source that an individual or a group of individuals are posing as a different online survey and market research firm. They have been sending substantial checks in the mail along with a letter which includes the logo of this firm. Instructions in the letter direct recipients to cash the check, retain a portion of the funds for participating in a "mystery shopping" research project and to wire the remaining cash to a different account. Please be aware, www.e-Research-Global.com and other best practices firms have never sponsored such activities and note well that this is a scam intended to take your money!
Most companies online survey systems use geotargeting. Geotargeting is used to make sure that the country where the survey participants are located is in fact that country. To do this, the survey participant's computer IP address is used. For example, if one has a USA IP address and the survey is for USA participants, only those persons will see the survey. Persons who say they live in USA based on their registration form answer, but their IP address is not for USA, will not see the survey. It is important to always provide the country you live in and is the same country for your computer internet provider.
A survey router directs a participant to the next available survey. e-Research-Global does NOT use survey routers. We send email inviations to a survey which is available (live). Some companies allow you to be routed to another survey, if the survey you were selected to participate is over quota (enough responses, for example from men) or already closed at the time you clicked on the survey link. Some companies just list survey routers, so you can take a survey and be submitted for a sweepstakes award. If you are interested in these types of surveys as well, click here
Besides the information we collect to send you surveys which you may qualify, some clients has additional criteria/parameters/constraints on who can take the survey. We cannot ask all these questions in advance so that when a survey is available you will qualify each and every time.
We use PayPal.com to send member awards. PayPal charges a small transfer fee of 2% to 3% of the total award. This PayPal fee is required to physically transfer money to your PayPal account. PayPal uses email notification of payment to you, and pays you. This method of online payment is inexpensive and secure.
e-Research-Global does NOT charge you to become a member. e-Research-Global will never ask you for money. e-Research-Global.com Panel Registration is free. Other websites with similar names may collect registration fees. e-Research-Global.com never has or will.
Please go to the e-Research-Global.com Panel Member Log In page accessible from the main (index) page of this URL - http://www.e-research-global.com/index.php, enter the email address you used to register and click the box titled "I forgot my password. Please email it to me!"
Just go to our web site at http://www.e-research-global.com and click on contact us on the left side menu and send us the email address you used to register and we will remove you (your information from the survey panel) and send you a confirmation email saying "Removed Successfully."
Please go to the e-Research-Global.com Panel Member Log In web page accessible from the main (index) page of this URL - https://www.e-research-global.com/general/contact-e-research-global-surveys.php, enter the email address you wish to use to register. Please use an email address only. Then follow these rules in entering a password. We have these rules for a more "secure" e-Research-Global.com Panel Member password system.
You MUST follow ALL of the rules:
1) minimum 6 characters
2) maximum 10 characters
3) NO SPACES
4) Both NUMBERS and LETTERS
5) At lease ONE capital letter
Therefore, these don't work
123aB (too short)
12345678ASDfghkl (too long)
123 Ght (no spaces)
123456 (need both letters and numbers)
123asd (need at least one capital letter)
These DO work:
The confirmation email is automatically generated after you register and sent to the email address you provided. If the confirmation email does not arrive within 24 hours after you registered, please email The e-Research-Global Team at email@example.com and let us know.
Membership is open to persons from all countries. Participants must be 16 years or older to join the e-Research-Global.com Panel. The number of survey invitations a member receives is based on random sample selection and our clients' research needs within and between countries.
Entering your PayPal email address at time of Registration is optional. If you fail to leave your PayPal email address at time of Registration, e-Research-Global will contact you at the time of payment for each completed online web survey or participation in each e-research for your PayPal email address. If you have no PayPal account and would like to sign up for a free account, please go to the PayPal secure link at https://www.paypal.com/worldwide/ or https://www.paypal.com/ for USA residents.
Only you can change your e-Research-Global.com panel member email address for YOUR SECURITY. Please log in using your old email address and password. Once you are logged in you can change your email address and update any other information to receive appropriate paid online surveys. If you forgot your password for your old email address, then you will need to register as we will not make the change based on an email requesting the email address change.
A specialized survey community is one where members are only interested in taking surveys on a particular product or service, for example electronics or movies. New survey communities are being formed each day as more and more companies want to have a better understanding of how one uses and thinks about their products and services over time. e-Research-Global using your membership information directs you to those existing paid community surveys (for example, electronics or movie surveys). As a side benefit of membership in the e-research-global.com survey panel, we also direct you by email invitations to new survey communities which pay for your participation.
Please allow firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to send you email invitations. If you do not, then will not be able to receive you confirmation for membership along with your panel member identification for paid surveys.
Members are individuals who join to participate in paid surveys. Members are sent an email invitation for each paid survey offer. Affiliates are companies or individuals who have a web site and let people know about becoming a member of the e-Research-Global.com Panel.
Please make sure that firstname.lastname@example.org is added to your email safe-list (non-spam). You should do this before you register with us as a member. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam settings for the email you used. We follow-up in a week and try again if you are only partially registered.
e-Research-Global.com registered members for paid surveys in at least 30 different languages. Each year another 2 or three languages are added. You should register in the language which is one that you use and is represented in the country in which you live. For example, in Mexico, Spanish or for USA can be English or Spanish and for Canada, can be English or French. If the language you are most familiar with is not listed, please use the next familiar language you use.
Language links for paid surveys member registration: